Quick clarifying questions about your abstract if you have time. I’m confused about the term “weakly constrained”Does “weakly constrained” mean (a) the leader is weak because elite supporters make the leader weak, (b) the elite supporters are weak and can’t limit the leader much, (c) a jargon-loaded academic definition that I shouldn’t worry too much about because it’s too hard to explain, or (d) something else?Also, does personalist always mean anything about constrained-ness in theory? (Like I get in reality, it may correlate a certain way, but I’m wondering about the definition)
Good question. Perhaps I should clarify this in the abstract.
Weakly constrained means elite supporters cannot limite the leader much.
Personalist means weakly constrained by elite supporters. The idea is that one person has lots of power, hence personalist.